Miriam Lueck

Chinese Appeal to Beijing to Resolve Local Complaints (New York Times)

In protest of the widespread corruption amongst local rural officials, common people are increasingly taking their complaints to the central government in Beijing. “The number of petitioners writing or coming to Beijing jumped sharply last year, as more ordinary citizens are demanding good government. This is the high season for petitioners, who are eager to […]

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Media rights group slams China’s Internet policing

From channelnewsasia.com: “A Paris-based media rights group has slammed new Chinese regulations aimed at policing the Internet and accused a US-based Internet management company of colluding with the government to stifle activism on the web. Reporters Without Borders said that since new regulations on Internet chatrooms were issued on February 23, many news groups had […]

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Ministry of Agriculture issues safety certificates for GMOs

From Xinhuanet: “China will make sure the controversial genetically modified (GMO) crops don’t cause negative impacts on the country’s bio-environment, the Ministry of Agriculture said Wednesday. The ministry on Monday awarded its first batch of safety certificates for foreign genetically modified crops used for processing purposes in China, after a two-year period of safety assessments […]

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China plans own LAN standard

From Xinhuanet [Via The Internet In Asia]: “China’s information technology authority yesterday reiterated its determination to promote a unique wireless technology standard nationwide in order to protect information security. But some US firms threatened to stop supplying certain chips to the country unless it follows the international standard. . . .The announcement could be seen […]

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Internet adds flavor to Spring Festival

From People’s Daily: “China’s fast growing economy has triggered huge population flow as people seek job opportunities that may lie outside their home towns. Many have turned to the Internet to tide over this homesick period. . . . Zhang Haibo, a Chinese sociologist, said the Internet has become more than a tool to get […]

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